Thomas Larkin was more than a friend, he was a brother to Chicago private investigator Adrian Cain. It was Larkin, a gifted psychologist, who helped Cain face the demons lurking in his mind, remnants of his time as a Marine in Afghanistan. One of those demons, a ghost Cain thought he’d sent to a well-deserved hell himself, returns with a dark agenda in Las Vegas author Eddie Lee’s sci-fi thriller “Nemesis.” Lee is scheduled to speak as part of the Desert Author Series from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Lee also plans to sign copies of his science fiction thriller “Nemesis” at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble.
As the door opened the cold air rushed in the room ripping and twisting through it, like a small tornado had touched down. The sheets that laid over him rose up into the air like fluffy white clouds, papers and Styrofoam cups from the night stand fell over and floated to the floor, and the thin torn filthy curtains danced a waltz up into the middle of this room. It didn’t wake him, he didn’t feel a thing. A man dressed in all black entered the room and stood over him with both hands in his pockets. Slowly one hand came out holding a nickel plated 22. He moved it to the side of Cain’s head. The gun shook as it came to point blank range. It shook even harder as the man tried to pull the trigger.